Compatible?: i5-2500 Sandy Bridge

Hello, I was wondering if someone could survey this build to check if it's compatible or not.

CPU
Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115073

Motherboard
ASUS P8P67 LE (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131706

Memory
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

PSU
COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS-500-PCAR-A3-US 500W ATX12V v2.3 Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171031

GPU
XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150447

HDD
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

CD Burner
LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

Case
COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119196

OS
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754

Mainly using it for PS CS5 and a bit of gaming. Possibly will use it occasionally for 3D modelling and/or video editing, but isn't a priority.

I will NOT be OC'ing at all, so no need to upgrade to the K version of the CPU, and I would assume that I also don't need an aftermarket cooler?

If there's anything wrong, or there is something else that could fit better, please point it out. The case and CPU are a must, so please, if you are going to change anything around, keep those and it's a budget of ~$900. Everything listed is only what I need, so no mouse, keyboard, etc.

Thank you!
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  1. Hello SequeI;


    Everything is compatible and would work together nicely.

    What monitor resolution are you using?

    The stock CPU cooler is fine if you're not planning to overclock.

    LITE-ON Black 24X DVD Burner $23 & free shipping the free shipping will save you a few bucks over the $19 & $7 shipping burner you have listed.
  2. No one is going to be 'in love' with that CM eXtreme Power Plus PSU. $51 including shipping.

    I think most of us would like this better - and it's a lower price ATM.
    CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 (CMPSU-500CX) 500W ATX12V v2.3 Active PFC Power Supply $50 with free shipping and $10 rebate.
    15% off w/ promo code EMCYTZT367, 48hr only - this weekend only.
  3. Thank you for the input, I'll take that PSU change under consideration. However, the small money saves on shipping isn't very important, I'm buying all these at once, so it's only like $15 for all of it.
  4. More important than the shipping savings or the rebate - it's a better PSU.
  5. I've decided to mimic this build with the exception of the GPU and I have a question.

    If I got the ASUS 5850 seen here, do you guys think would I be able to get by with that CORSAIR CX500 Builder Series that was mentioned by WR2 above or would I need to go up to the CX600 to be on the safe side?

    Both are the same price and I'm sure some may think it's a stupid question, but I haven't built a machine or even upgraded one in 10+ years, so my product knowledge is a bit horrid nowadays.

    Thanks for any replies and apologies for the thread jack
  6. Please disregard my above, I'm going with the CORSAIR Enthusiast 650TX, the 5850 and a 2500k.
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